International stories

Sunbula

Sunbula

Faced with the challenge of feeding a family in situations of uncertain economics and security, the women of Palestine...

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The Power of a Pen

The Power of a Pen

For those used to well equipped schools, it is hard to picture life in parts of rural Gambia where...

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‘Marrying to Survive’ in Uganda

‘Marrying to Survive’ in Uganda

Madina, 17, faced a wretched set of options as a refugee in Uganda. She and her family fled the...

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Hero of Hope: Haiti Earthquake Victim Becomes Olympic Athlete

Hero of Hope: Haiti Earthquake Victim Becomes Olympic Athlete

He had to be one of the least likely candidates in London’s 2012 Paralympics. In 2010, Haiti’s massive earthquake...

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Kazakhstan: Baba Nina

Kazakhstan: Baba Nina

Nina is 78 and one of Kazakhstan’s elderly poor. Her only family is a daughter, with whom she has...

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‘Honourable’ Work

‘Honourable’ Work

Life had not done the ‘Honorable’ thing by the young African boy of that very unusual name. Young Honourable...

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Upcycling

Upcycling

One of the tenets of our fair trade principles is care for the environment. In our cafe and marketplace,...

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‘Confidence to face the future’ UN chief

‘Confidence to face the future’ UN chief

The United Nations’ Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, tells a poignant story of his childhood. “I grew up in a...

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Global Hand Match Helps Fight Human Trafficking

Global Hand Match Helps Fight Human Trafficking

When we think of ‘slavery’, we easily picture 18th century shiploads of people in appalling conditions, or Roman captives...

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